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Volunteers needed for 2020 Relay For Life

The American Cancer Society is hosting a kickoff Thursday for volunteers willing to serve on a committee or build a team in the 2020 Relay For Life of Copiah-Lincoln.

“It’s the 35th anniversary of Relay For Life and we want Copiah-Lincoln to lead the state in participation,” said Stacie Cross, community development manager of ACS.

“The American Cancer Society has so many services and programs to offer our community and we need your help to celebrate lives, save lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer,” she said.

The kickoff is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at The State Room at State Bank in Brookhaven.

While the two-county Relay For Life will be held at the Lincoln Civic Center in Brookhaven in 2020, the exact date hasn’t been confirmed but it will probably be some time in April, Cross said.

The kickoff will include food and door prizes with lots of information available for anyone who wants to be involved in Relay for Life.

Volunteers are needed from Lincoln and Copiah counties.

“We need people from all over the whole community involved,” she said. “The more people we can get in there and the more people we can get signed up to help the easier it will be to find the right jobs. Some people don’t want to do advertising, but they’re happy to do the accounting part or the mission part. We just have so many holes that we need to fill. And we need people who want to build teams so we can get into schools and get into businesses.”

Cross is available to speak to churches and organizations about the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life. Email her at stacie.cross@cancer.org or call her at 770-893-7074.

Team registration is also available online. Search Relay For Life of Copiah-Lincoln in your browser to get to the registration page.

“We have a fall challenge for all returning and new teams,” Cross said. “Register your team and be entered to win one of three door prizes to be given away at the kickoff. Also, the team that registers and gets the most team members to register by Thursday will win a team gift.”